Existing Methods of Waterborne Pathogen Detection

Helen Bridle*, Kimberly Gilbride, James Green

*Corresponding author for this work

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This chapter considers the guidelines and regulations in order to reduce, or prevent adverse health effects associated with unsafe drinking water. The chapter focuses specifically on the role of monitoring the IN delivery of safe drinking water and presents the existing methods of detection, which are routinely adopted. First, a brief overview of the World Health Organisation Guidelines for Drinking Water Quality is given. Second, different types of monitoring for drinking water quality are discussed. Third, the chapter addresses existing methods of monitoring, including fecal indicator monitoring and direct detection approaches. Advantages and disadvantages of the various methods are discussed in addition to the applicability to the different classes of waterborne pathogens.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWaterborne Pathogens
Subtitle of host publicationDetection Methods and Applications
EditorsHelen Bridle
Number of pages24
ISBN (Print)9780444595430
Publication statusPublished - 2014


  • Fecal indicator monitoring
  • Guidelines for drinking water quality
  • Monitoring
  • Pathogens
  • Regulations
  • Water quality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)


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